Professional Development Courses
The Delta curriculum includes three professional development courses that provide students with a competitive edge because they begin developing their professional skills early in their academic careers. These courses provide students with the tools needed to enter and thrive in today’s job market. Some of the topics covered include:
- Writing résumés
- Writing cover letters
- Interviewing skills
- Oral presentations (speeches)
- Negotiation skills
- Ethical dilemmas
Our students have vocalized an interest in preparing for life after university. They’re interested in learning how to budget, establish credit, obtain a mortgage, and plan for retirement. We listened to their request and incorporated a financial literacy unit into our curriculum.
The professional development courses are designed to compliment the student’s internship experience. Each course is designed to help prepare students with the skills they need to obtain and excel while at their internship while establishing a professional network.
With the help of faculty mentors, students network within their communities and job market to find internships and field placements. These experiences help students explore potential career options and provide valuable insight on their career path. Many students have jump started their careers through a Delta internship.